Day 1. Longreach to Winton – 174km

One day down!! Plenty of dry empty paddocks for the peloton to see today. Had numerous conversations with fellow riders about the state of western Queensland at the moment and how bad things are and the effect it is having on its residents. Hard to believe there are no stock apart from a few sheep. […]

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RideWest 2015 – Route 2 – Longreach to Tennant Creek

In June 2015, a new RideWest ride is taking place. Complimenting the bi-annual Brisbane to Longreach ride which raises funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the 2015 ride from Longreach to Tennant Creek will cover 1335km across Western Queensland and the Northern Territory. With a goal to reach more of the remote towns of […]

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The day after – Longreach to home:

There were tired bodies and sore heads all around this morning as the RideWest team and crew re-grouped one last time over a magnificent breakfast hosted by NAB’s Longreach team. Spirits were still riding high as the group reflected on experiences from the past week and shared some laughs and banter. Last night’s final celebration […]

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Day 7 – Blackall to Longreach:

A heroic day.  The stuff of legends.  What a team! Watching this very special bunch arrive into Longreach around 5pm after 7 tough days and 1237 very long km’s was just sensational.  They arrived to huge applause from the locals, shared hugs all round and couldn’t get into those cold, icy beers fast enough. When […]

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Day 6 – Augathella to Blackall:

          Another great night was shared by the group at the Augathella Bowls Club where the opportunity for a 10-pin lawn bowling competition run by jovial local, Trevor, created a lot of fun and brought out the competitive spirit.  The guys were all gunning to beat lead man Simon Southwell who knocked […]

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